Preparing the dog for vaccination
Everyone knows that once a year, dogs need to be vaccinated. It is important to know how to prepare for them. Vaccination can be done only to a healthy animal, so at least ten days before vaccination, you will have to banish the worms from the dog. Give your dog an anthelmintic, such as drontal plus, droncite, polyvercan, azinox plus
If we are talking about an unvaccinated puppy, then you can not walk it even for several minutes or on your hands. In addition, it is necessary to exclude its contact with other animals. Since many infections are transmitted through clothing or shoes, an unvaccinated puppy should also not be allowed to access these items. The first vaccination must be done at the age of 8 to 12 weeks. In this case, 2 vaccinations are made with an interval of 3-4 weeks. If there is a threat of infection of the puppy at an earlier age, then you can start vaccination at 6 weeks: from plague and enteritis. In this case, you will have to get three vaccinations: the first - at 6 weeks, the second - at 8-9, and the third - at 12. In any case, the full range of vaccinations protects the dog from plague, enteritis, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, and rabies. You can walk the puppy only 10-14 days after the last vaccination. In puppyhood, it is advisable to do all vaccinations with the vaccine of one manufacturer. Therefore, if you bought an already vaccinated puppy, be sure to get a certificate or a puppy’s passport from the breeder indicating the vaccine used to complete the course with it.
Vaccination against rabies is done in conjunction with vaccination against other diseases, after this you can not wet the injection site for 2 weeks. It is important to know that you cannot buy the vaccine and administer it to your animal, since in this case it is impossible to guarantee the correctness of the procedure and the quality of the vaccine, since it must be stored in special, harsh conditions. In addition, vaccination made on their own or by a person who does not have the right to vaccinate animals does not have any legal force, so vaccination of animals is necessary only in the clinic!
There is a widespread belief that after four to five years, dogs develop natural immunity against disease and vaccination can be stopped. However, this is not so, on the contrary, in older dogs, immunity is often weakened and they become more susceptible to disease. Therefore, complex vaccination should be done every year throughout the life of the dog, regardless of age.